, Muskogee, OK

January 3, 2013

Brian Lee Snellgrove


— Brian L. Snellgrove, 45, died Sunday December 30, 2012 in Muskogee, Oklahoma. 

He was born on December 15, 1967 to Monte and Joy (Gaines) Snellgrove in Mobile, Alabama. Brian moved to Muskogee when he was in the 6th grade and attended Grant Foreman Elementary, Alice Robertson Jr. High and Muskogee High School. After graduating high school, he enlisted into the U.S. Army where he served honorably for four years. Brian received his Associate Degree at Connors and attended NSU. Brian was an avid football fan, playing as well as coaching, especially his sons in little league.  

Brian is survived by his mother, Joy Snellgrove; three sons, Brice, Lance and Colton; daughter, Krystal; girlfriend, Jenny Jones; the children’s mother, Tabitha Corley and her husband Kevin; sister, Monette Matadi and her husband Mac of Fayetteville, GA; niece, Sarah Joy Matadi; nephew, Aiden Matadi; aunt, Patsy Kay Alexander and her husband, David of Sikeston, MO. He was preceded in death by his father Monte Snellgrove and uncle, Jerry Gaines.

A memorial service celebrating Brian’s life will be held at 1:00 pm, Friday, January 4, 2013 at First Baptist Church with Dr. Lance Sawyer officiating. Interment will be at the Fort Gibson National Cemetery.

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The family has entrusted Bradley Family Funeral Service of Muskogee with the arrangements.